For my first post I figured I’d wait for something noteworthy to talk about – like that the fact that we just launched oshi! today.
Now that we’re live and purring along, this seems like a good time to take a breath and reflect on where we are and where we’re going.
The where we are is pretty simple – we’re at the beginning. And I like to think of it as a beginning as anyone who’s worked on enterprise sites for long enough knows, it truly is a journey. Often what was started with, what was envisioned and what actually happens years down the line are rarely in-line. But that’s a good thing! Ideally it means that site has changed, evolved and adapted to meet the requirements of its userbase and remains relevant years later.
This leads nicely into the where we’re going bit. Like I mentioned above, oshi! is a journey and we’ve just taken our first major step. The site is up, we have good basic functionality, and a great suite of games to start with. But it’s still a first step. Already we have a ton of features planned that we believe you’ll enjoy and are pretty unique to the iGaming space. This is where the journey gets interesting as we plan, prioritise and work on upcoming features.
So what are these features? I know on the forums and in other blog posts we (read: Nick 🙂 ) have been promising lots of great functionality and the ability for you to engage with us and guide our roadmap. This, like winter, is coming. Although I don’t have a Northern accent, I am, like Nick and the rest of the oshi! crew are, committed to being as open and transparent as possible about what we’re doing and what we’re planning. This will just take a bit of time to implement.
To this end I feel part of my role is to ensure we deliver on these promises. Not just to deliver on features, but to deliver on an open and updated roadmap, and to deliver on the two-way communication between oshi! and the community.
It will be interesting to look back on this in a couple of years time and see how things changed from there!